When does a system become phonological? Handshape production in gesturers, signers, and homesigners

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Brentari, Diane; Coppola, Marie; Mazzoni, Laura; Goldin-Meadow, Susan;

Sign languages display remarkable crosslinguistic consistencies in the use of handshapes. In particular, handshapes used in classifier predicates display a consistent pattern in finger complexity: classifier handshapes representing objects display more finger complexity... View more
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